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The '''Dwarves of the Blue Mountains''' lived in the remnants of the [[Ered Luin]] from the [[Second Age]] to the [[Fourth Age]].  
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|dominions=Blue Mountains<br/> [[Nogrod]]<br/>[[Belegost]]<br/>[[Thorin's Halls]]<br/>Newer dwellings in the southern chain
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|distinctions= Short in stature, beards, skilled warriors
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The '''Dwarves of the Blue Mountains''' lived in the remnants of the [[Blue Mountains|Ered Luin]] from the [[Second Age]] to the [[Fourth Age]].  
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
 
===Second Age===
 
===Second Age===
After the [[War of Wrath]], much of the Ered Luin fell into the sea, and stunted the mountains (such as the [[Mount Dolmed|Dolmed]], and [[Mount Rerir|Rerir]].  The Dwarf cities of [[Nogrod]] and [[Belegost]], home to the [[Firebeards]] and [[Broadbeams]] were also ruined.  Most of the two Houses left the Ered Luin for [[Khazad-dûm]] home of the [[Longbeards]], bringing much lore and craft and swelling its numbers.  Others stayed to build or rebuild their homes, and start over again.   
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After the [[War of Wrath]], much of the Ered Luin fell into the sea, and stunted the mountains (such as [[Dolmed]], and [[Rerir]].  The Dwarf cities of [[Nogrod]] and [[Belegost]], home to the [[Firebeards]] and [[Broadbeams]] were also ruined.  Most of the two Houses left the Ered Luin for [[Moria|Khazad-dûm]] home of the [[Durin's Folk|Longbeards]], bringing much lore and craft and swelling its numbers.  Others stayed to build or rebuild their homes, and start over again.   
  
For hundreds of years the remnants of the Firebeards and Broadbeams toiled in the Ered Luin.  Possibly rebuilding Belegost at least somewhat, and maybe abandoned Nogrod.  The remnants of the two Houses seemed to having largely moved to the Southern range by the mid-[[Third Age]].   
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For hundreds of years the remnants of the Firebeards and Broadbeams toiled in the Ered Luin.  Possibly rebuilding Belegost at least somewhat, and apparently abandoned Nogrod.  The remnants of the two Houses seemed to having largely moved to the Southern range by the mid-[[Third Age]].   
They would have likely trafficked and traded with the [[Elves]] of [[Lindon]] (Second through Fourth Ages); The [[Men of Arnor]] (late Second Age through the Third Age); and of course with Durin's folk.
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They likely trafficked and traded with the [[Elves of Lindon]], the Men of Eriador and of course with Durin's folk.
  
 
===Third Age===
 
===Third Age===
After (and probably before) the [[Balrogs|Balrog]] drove the Dwarves out of Khazad-dûm in [[T.A. 1981|1981]], the Firebeards and Broadbeams seemed to have went back to the Ered Luin and reinvigorated their old realms.  Their may have also led to some tension with the Longbeards.  
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After (and probably before) the [[Balrogs|Balrog]] drove the Dwarves out of Khazad-dûm in {{TA|1981}}, the Firebeards and Broadbeams seemed to have went back to the Ered Luin and reinvigorated their olds realms.
However, the murder of their King [[Thrór]] of Durin's Folk changed this. The King's son [[Thráin II|Thráin]] sent messengers to all the Houses of the Dwarves requesting aid, and it can be assumed that both the western houses sent troops to fight in the [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]].  
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After the death of King [[Thrór]], his son [[Thráin]] sent messengers to all the Houses of the Dwarves requesting aid, and it can be assumed that both the western houses sent troops to fight in the [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]].
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After the War, the remaining Western Dwarves went back to their countries, and a year later King Thráin and his people established a [[Thorin's Halls|new realm-in-exile]] in the Northern Ered Luin beyond the [[Little Lune]].  This territory may have been given to them by the western Houses (It was part of their territory).  His people prospered in a fashion, and were swelled in numbers by many of the wandering folk of Durin.  They made things mostly of iron, trading with their neighboring kinsmen in the south, the Men of Eriador, and likely the Elves.
  
After the War, the remaining West Dwarves went back to their countries, and a year later King Thráin and his people established a new realm in the Northern Ered Luin; which may have possibly been given to them by their western kinsmen (It was part of their territory.  His people prospered in a fashion, and were swelled in numbers by many of the wandering folk of DurinThey made things mostly of iron, trading with their neighboring kinsmen in the south, the Men of Eriador, and likely the Elves.
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Years later after King [[Thorin]] went on the [[Quest of Erebor]] and was killed in the [[Battle of Five Armies]], the [[Kingdom under the Mountain]] was re-established by the new king [[Dáin Ironfoot|Dáin II Ironfoot]].  Many of the people of Durin's folk went to him and it became a great and prosperous kingdom once again.
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So a much smaller group of Durin's folk lived in the Ered Luin, if anyHowever the Firebeards and Broadbeams continued to live their through the Fourth Age, and probably till the diminishing of the race of Dwarves (There were and always will be Dwarves on the eastern side of the Blue Mountains).  
  
Years later after King [[Thorin Oakenshield]] went on the [[Quest of Erebor]] and was killed in the [[Battle of Five Armies]], the [[Kingdom under the Mountain]] was re-established by the new king [[Dáin II Ironfoot]].  Many of the people of Durin's folk went to him and it became a great and prosperous kingdom once again.
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So a much smaller group of Durin's folk lived in the Ered Luin, if any.  However the Firebeards and Broadbeams continued to live in their through the Fourth Age, and probably till the diminishing of the race of Dwarves (There were and always will be Dwarves on the eastern side of the Blue Mountains).
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*[[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]], Eriador, Arnor and the Heirs of Isildur; Durin's folk.
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*[[Unfinished Tales]], [[The History of Galadriel and Celeborn]], [[The Quest of Erebor]]
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*[[The Silmarillion]]
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*[[The Peoples of Middle-Earth]], [[Of Dwarves and Men]]
  
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Dwarves of the Blue Mountains
People
DominionsBlue Mountains
Nogrod
Belegost
Thorin's Halls
Newer dwellings in the southern chain
LanguagesKhuzdul
Sindarin
Westron
Average heightFive feet or less
Skin colorprobably white
DistinctionsShort in stature, beards, skilled warriors
Lifespanaround 250 years
MembersFirebeards
Broadbeams
Longbeards

The Dwarves of the Blue Mountains lived in the remnants of the Ered Luin from the Second Age to the Fourth Age.

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[edit] History

[edit] Second Age

After the War of Wrath, much of the Ered Luin fell into the sea, and stunted the mountains (such as Dolmed, and Rerir. The Dwarf cities of Nogrod and Belegost, home to the Firebeards and Broadbeams were also ruined. Most of the two Houses left the Ered Luin for Khazad-dûm home of the Longbeards, bringing much lore and craft and swelling its numbers. Others stayed to build or rebuild their homes, and start over again.

For hundreds of years the remnants of the Firebeards and Broadbeams toiled in the Ered Luin. Possibly rebuilding Belegost at least somewhat, and apparently abandoned Nogrod. The remnants of the two Houses seemed to having largely moved to the Southern range by the mid-Third Age. They likely trafficked and traded with the Elves of Lindon, the Men of Eriador and of course with Durin's folk.

[edit] Third Age

After (and probably before) the Balrog drove the Dwarves out of Khazad-dûm in T.A. 1981, the Firebeards and Broadbeams seemed to have went back to the Ered Luin and reinvigorated their olds realms. After the death of King Thrór, his son Thráin sent messengers to all the Houses of the Dwarves requesting aid, and it can be assumed that both the western houses sent troops to fight in the War of the Dwarves and Orcs.

After the War, the remaining Western Dwarves went back to their countries, and a year later King Thráin and his people established a new realm-in-exile in the Northern Ered Luin beyond the Little Lune. This territory may have been given to them by the western Houses (It was part of their territory). His people prospered in a fashion, and were swelled in numbers by many of the wandering folk of Durin. They made things mostly of iron, trading with their neighboring kinsmen in the south, the Men of Eriador, and likely the Elves.

Years later after King Thorin went on the Quest of Erebor and was killed in the Battle of Five Armies, the Kingdom under the Mountain was re-established by the new king Dáin II Ironfoot. Many of the people of Durin's folk went to him and it became a great and prosperous kingdom once again. So a much smaller group of Durin's folk lived in the Ered Luin, if any. However the Firebeards and Broadbeams continued to live their through the Fourth Age, and probably till the diminishing of the race of Dwarves (There were and always will be Dwarves on the eastern side of the Blue Mountains).

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